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Off-Broadway Review: “Fade” at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theater

February 8, 2017 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

For a brief time in Tanya Saracho’s “Fade,” currently playing at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre, the lines between class and status fade as Mexican-born script writer Lucia (Annie Dow) and American-born Chicano custodian Abel (Eddie Martinez) seem to drop their guards and allow their “similarities” to overshadow their “differences.” Abel “forgives” Lucia for her assumptions when he…

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Off-Broadway Review: “The Roads to Home” at Primary Stages at Cherry Lane Theatre

November 5, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

If the idiom “home is where the heart is” has any veracity, then the characters in Horton Foote’s 1982 “The Roads to Home” are as far from home as anyone might be. Geographically, the main characters – the three women in the first two short plays of the somewhat interconnected trilogy – are refugees from their original homes and have…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Out of the Mouths of Babes” Sparkles at the Cherry Lane Theatre

June 20, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Marie-Belle (played with a coy bravado by Francesca Choy-Kee) is the last wife of the recently deceased one-hundred-year-old man who – though unnamed – could easily be the protagonist of Israel Horovitz’s new play “Out of the Mouths of Babes” currently playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre. After his death, Marie-Belle invites two of her husband’s former wives-lovers to the…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Half Moon Bay” at the Cherry Lane Theatre

June 3, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

Okay. A Millennial young woman named Annie (Keilly McQuail) sits in a bowling alley bar late at night hunched over her beer as a second Millennial – a young man named Gabe (Gabriel King) – enters the bar from the lanes. Annie says, “Nice shoes.” Gabe responds, “What?” So begins Dan Moyer’s new play “Half Moon Bay” currently running at…

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Preview: Primary Stages Announces 32nd Season (Beginning September 2016)

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director) announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. The 2016/17 season, to be performed at New York’s historic Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, www.cherrylanetheatre.org), will feature…

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Review: “The Body of an American” at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre (Closed Sunday March 20, 2016)

February 23, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

Dan O’Brien’s “The Body of an American,” currently running at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre, is oddly reminiscent of Robert M. Pirsig’s 1974 novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values.” Discussions between the play’s characters – the main characters Dan (Michael Crane) and Paul (Michael Cumpsty) – and secondary characters (also played by…

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“Everything You Touch” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre at the Cherry Lane Theatre (Closed Sunday March 29, 2015

Everything you touch turns to gold. Everything you touch turns to dust. “Everything you touch surely dies.” (From the song “Let Her Go” by Passenger) “Everything You Touch” is a time warp and space warp marathon, pushing and pulling at the audience as it takes audience members on a roller-coaster ride through events in real time, through events in the…

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“The Brightness of Heaven” at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (Closed Sunday December 14, 2014)

October 26, 2014 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

When Ed Kilgannon (played with powerful panache by Peter Cormican) stretches out on his favorite chair in his Buffalo, New York home, he is not simply snoozing; the head of the Kilgannon clan is doing his best to hide from the matrix of disturbing truths that threaten the fabric of his nuclear and extended Kilgannon-Jablonski families. And he is hiding…

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“A Fable” at the Cherry Lane Theatre (Closed Saturday June 28, 2014)

“Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate” (“Here must all distrust be left behind; all cowardice must be ended.”) – Dante Alighieri, “The Divine Comedy,” Canto III, line 9 of “The Inferno” One would think that with Dante Alighieri, Goethe, John Milton, Kurt Weill, T.S. Eliot, Arthur Miller, Tony Kushner (among others) in the house, nothing but a good time would be…

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“Ode to Joy” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre at the Cherry Lane Theatre (Closed Sunday March 30, 2014)

“Yes, all who can call at least one soul/ Theirs upon this earth; /But any who cannot must creep tearfully/ Away from our circle.” – From “Ode to Joy” by Friedrich von Schiller, 1785 Soteriology, trying to figure out what it means to be a savior, is a difficult business and for the savior it is often a messy business….

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